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Sending emails on PHP isn't working correctly (centos)

Posted on 2014-12-21
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Last Modified: 2014-12-21
Hello, I've recently set up a new website http://minecraftcommunity.org/ and everything has worked so far exept the email sending trough php. If you for example try to register http://minecraftcommunity.org/register or contacting http://minecraftcommunity.org/register no emails are being sent away. And I do have configuered the php.ini correctly. So I wonder how to fix this issue.

[mail function]
; For Win32 only.
; http://www.php.net/manual/en/mail.configuration.php#ini.smtp
SMTP = localhost
; http://www.php.net/manual/en/mail.configuration.php#ini.smtp-port
smtp_port = 25

; For Win32 only.
; http://www.php.net/manual/en/mail.configuration.php#ini.sendmail-from
sendmail_from = Mail@minecraftcommunity.org

; For Unix only.  You may supply arguments as well (default: "sendmail -t -i").
; http://www.php.net/manual/en/mail.configuration.php#ini.sendmail-path
sendmail_path = /var/www/mail -t -i

; Force the addition of the specified parameters to be passed as extra parameters
; to the sendmail binary. These parameters will always replace the value of
; the 5th parameter to mail(), even in safe mode.
;mail.force_extra_parameters =

; Add X-PHP-Originaiting-Script: that will include uid of the script followed by the filename
mail.add_x_header = On

; Log all mail() calls including the full path of the script, line #, to address and headers
mail.log = /var/www/error

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Question by:johandrex
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Expert Comment

ID: 40511610
And what is in your error log?
Do you install Postfix?

Author Comment

ID: 40511613
Is it required to have postfix when sending mail in php? Because postfix isn't startable for me.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40511615
Whats in the logs?

When you installed Centos did you not install a GUI like ISPConfig?
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ID: 40511623
--------------------- Postfix Begin ------------------------

        6   *Fatal:   General fatal
        2   Postfix start        
 **Unmatched Entries**
        1   Dec 19 20:24:14 ns331757 postfix/postfix-script[1198]: warning: not owned by postfix: /var/lib/postfix/./master.lock
        1   Dec 19 20:24:03 ns331757 postfix/postfix-script[864]: warning: not owned by postfix: /var/lib/postfix/./master.lock
 ---------------------- Postfix End -------------------------

Author Comment

ID: 40511625
And when trying to send a email with sendmail
   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    (reason: 553 <root@email.minecraftcommunity.org> unable to verify address)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to mail.telia.com.:
>>> MAIL From:<root@email.minecraftcommunity.org> SIZE=781
<<< 553 <root@email.minecraftcommunity.org> unable to verify address
501 5.6.0 Data format error

Content-Type: message/delivery-status

Reporting-MTA: dns; email.minecraftcommunity.org
Received-From-MTA: DNS; email.minecraftcommunity.org
Arrival-Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:52:30 +0100

Final-Recipient: RFC822; johannes.seldevall@telia.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.3
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 553 <root@email.minecraftcommunity.org> unable to verify address
Last-Attempt-Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:52:30 +0100

Content-Type: message/rfc822

Return-Path: <root@email.minecraftcommunity.org>
Received: from email.minecraftcommunity.org (email.minecraftcommunity.org [])
	by email.minecraftcommunity.org (8.14.4/8.14.4) with ESMTP id sBL9qUwS029171
	for <johannes.seldevall@telia.com>; Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:52:30 +0100
Received: (from root@localhost)
	by email.minecraftcommunity.org (8.14.4/8.14.4/Submit) id sBL9qUkN029170
	for johannes.seldevall@telia.com; Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:52:30 +0100
From: root <root@email.minecraftcommunity.org>
Message-Id: <201412210952.sBL9qUkN029170@email.minecraftcommunity.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:52:30 +0100
To: johannes.seldevall@telia.com
Subject: testing mail
User-Agent: Heirloom mailx 12.4 7/29/08
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit



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Gary earned 2000 total points
ID: 40511626
I meant your mail.log after trying to send an email.

The postfix error is a permissions issue
Try running
chown postfix.postfix -R /var/lib/postfix

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And start postfix

Author Comment

ID: 40511628
oh wow it worked haha

Author Comment

ID: 40511629
I'll set up the postfix and check if it works now, thanks
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Expert Comment

ID: 40511631
Your email is being rejected by the destination server.

In your PHP script specify a valid from address
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Expert Comment

ID: 40511632
Then you can follow the instructions for the email routing in the previous question and your email shouldn't be rejected then.

Author Comment

ID: 40511742
Thank you so much dude! Finally it's working!!!

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